Ainsworth, Lancashire Family History

Ainsworth is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1725 from chapelry in Middleton Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1727

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion and Presbyterian Unitarian.

Parishes adjacent to Ainsworth

  • Elton
  • Tonge
  • Harwood
  • Middleton
  • Radcliffe

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Ainsworth, or Cochey in Middleton, a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, co.-palatine of Lancaster; 9 miles from Manchester. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. and dio. of Chester; gross income £136. Patron, the rector of Middleton. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the cotton manufacture. Pop., in 1801. 1,240; in 1831, 1,584. Houses 258. Acres 1,090. A. P. £2,213. Poor rates, in 1837, £345.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Bury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Bolton le Moors
  • Poor Law Union: Bury
  • Hundred: Salford
  • Province: York